Friday, September 12, 2014

Note to City Council: A Determined, Grassroots Media Campaign Gets Results

Richmond VA: Sep. 12, 2014

Dear Members of Richmond City Council,

The story below was just published on the website of WAMU Radio, "the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C., area." It also will be aired at 1 pm today and at 7 am tomorrow.

Another story appears in the current edition of Virginia Living magazine. A third is scheduled to be released shortly by the Voice of America TV channel, which is broadcast to 43 countries.

These news stories don't appear by accident. They are the result of a determined, grassroots media campaign that will continue until the Shockoe stadium proposal is buried once and for all. 

By the way, the international bike race scheduled for September 2015 is supposed to attract reporters from more than 100 countries, along with 400,000 spectators. Let's all hope this fight isn't still dragging on during that prestigious event. 

We urge council to permanently block the developer-driven Revitalize RVA plan by supporting our proposal for a Sacred Ground Memorial Park, a copy of which you have all received.